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Pawla Dean's White House Kitchen

When Melanya Trump hires Pawla Dean to clean up Donald’s diet, the two women forge an unlikely bond as they navigate the absurdly misogynistic demands of the Trump era from a bunker underneath the White House - where all the female employees are kept.

  • Alexandra Kern
    Director
    The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute, SingleDumb
  • Neil Blakemore
    Director
    The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute
  • Alexandra Kern
    Writer
    SingleDumb, Top Five Live, The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute
  • Neil Blakemore
    Writer
    Cassidy Way, The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute
  • Alexandra Kern
    Producer
    The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute, SingleDumb, Top Five Live (AwesomenessTV), HelLA
  • Neil Blakemore
    Producer
    The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute
  • Alexandra Kern
    Key Cast
    "Melanya Trump, Pawla Dean"
    The Hater, SingleDumb, The Hollywood Blvd. Decency Institute, Anything Else, Above Average Presents
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    comedy
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 0019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Animation
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alexandra Kern, Neil Blakemore

ALEX KERN is a writer, comedian and producer from Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has been featured by HELLOGIGGLES, SPLITSIDER, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, BACKSTAGE, DECIDER, THE COMEDY BUREAU, COMEDY CAKE, NERVE, NUMBER0 8 and more. Her web series SingleDumb screened at the CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, THE HOLLYWEB FESTIVAL, NYC WEB FEST, and THE FUNNY WOMEN FESTIVAL.

She has worked as a comedy writer and producer at AwesomenessTV. She performs stand up regularly in LA (The Comedy Store, Haha Comedy Club, Flappers) and has performed in such festivals as THE CLEVELAND COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE WESTSIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE FUNNY WOMEN FESTIVAL. She is the co-host and producer of the all-female variety show and podcast, PERSISTERS: Live Show and Podcast.
She has studied at The Groundlings, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade (NYC/LA), and The Second City (Chicago). She is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop (NYC) and Georgetown University.

NEIL BLAKEMORE - A versatile and prolific creator, Neil Blakemore has worked in a range of genres from slapstick to period drama to post- apocalyptic horror. His first produced feature as screenwriter was the 2016 horror film Cassidy Way [Director: Harvey Lowry, Starring: Syndey Sweeney, Stan Shaw, Randy Wayne, and Christopher Rich]. Neil's short films have screened in the US, Canada, and France, and have received several awards including a Silver Remi for his MFA Thesis Film from Worldfest Houston. He also makes stuff for the web. His recent video, The Hollywood Blvd Decency Institute (co-written and co-directed with comedian Alex Kern), a satirical commercial perfectly timed for the #MeToo movement, was featured in Comedy Cake, and written up in Splitsider and elsewhere. Outside of writing and directing, Neil loves to read the New York Times, spouts many many highly intelligent opinions (ask anybody), is a mediocre triathlete, and plays in a men's softball league on Wednesday nights. He holds an MFA in film production from Columbia College Chicago. He is currently in development on his tv show, The Other Man with Ian Harding.

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Director Statement

We live in a weird time. The bizarre, surreal, and unthinkable appear daily on our front pages and in our inboxes. It’s exhausting, it’s confusing, it tests our constitutional limits, but it also tests what we have come to accept as the truth: the perfect foundation for an animated series. We grew up in an exciting time for animation; The Simpsons, Family Guy, Ren & Stimpy ​- these shows were able to push what had previously been a children’s genre into the realm of social and political satire that adults could love without shame. We want to take that into the Trump Era and create a buttery, deep fried, 1800 calorie dessert of a series that provides the perfect salve for our surreal reality. That is​ ​Pawla Dean’s White House Kitchen​, because why not??